High Commission,



The processing fee for the Marriage License is Four Thousand Jamaican Dollars (approximately US$50.00). The marriage license is valid for 3 months and the application is a same day process.


The Ministry of Justice has more details about obtaining a marriage license.

Marriage Officers

It is a recommended that a Marriage Officer be involved in the planning of your wedding as this individual will complete the required forms and arrange all documents for your special day.  He/She can arrange for the ceremony to take place in a church or at a location of your choice.  Marriage ceremonies may be conducted every day of the week between the hours of 6:00am and 8:00pm.


You are required to send copies of all documents to the Marriage Officer.  It is highly recommended that these documents are sent by courier service, as it is more reliable and quicker than the regular post.


Marriage officers are available throughout the island and may be requested through the:


Registrar General's Department

Twickenham Park

St. Catherine

Tel: 876 984 3041 – 5

Fax:(876) 749 6457

Email: information@rgd.gov.jm

Website: www.rgd.gov.jm



Each Marriage Officer may have his/her own prices and requirements; however the process remains basically the same.

Getting Married in Jamaica - Processing Fees